Black and British: A Forgotten History that must be remembered
David Olusoga’s Black and British: A Forgotten History is returning to Together TV this week to highlight the importance of remembering the compelling but often overlooked stories of Black figures from British history. Olusoga takes us on a journey of discovery as he travels the length and breadth of Britain, unearthing historical relationships between Britain and people of African origin.
The series is full of moving imagery and storytelling that will have you captivated from the very beginning. Olusoga starts our tour in a beautiful Cumbrian village, where he erects the first plaque commemorating the earliest known African community in Britain whilst children and adults of all backgrounds sing African songs in unison. His expedition then continues in East Sussex, Yorkshire and London as he maps out the story of Black Britons, uncovering previously unheard narratives that challenge our preconceptions of British history. It’s a journey that you simply won’t want to miss; Olusoga’s insightful series is crucial viewing for a modern society looking to address and fix its current flaws.
To discover more about this important topic, tune in to Black and British: A Forgotten History on Together TV on Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th June, and Sunday 7thJune at 7.45pm.
If you are interested in learning more about the history of Black culture in the UK, look out for Lost Legends, a short documentary coming soon to Together TV!
To learn more about this forgotten part of UK history, you can read Olusoga's book of the same title: www.panmacmillan.com/authors/david-olusoga/black-and-british/
To learn more about why Black Lives Matter & how you can support BAME communities visit: www.blacklivesmatter.com